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Elgin County 4-H Association fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2015
Accession Number
2013-08
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1-6
W4 Sh2 B 1-3
W5 Sh1 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-08
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1-6
W4 Sh2 B 1-3
W5 Sh1 B3
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2015
Physical Description
1.52 m of textual records ; 3 volumes ; 80 photographs, col.
Extent
1.52 m of textual records ; 3 volumes
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
The Elgin County 4-H Association is a regional division of 4-H Ontario. They are responsible for running selected clubs throughout the county, and each club focuses on completing a specific project over the course of at least 12 hours of instruction. Originally, clubs were focused on either homemaking or agriculture, but in modern times the clubs have expanded to include other projects, such as finances and job searches, in order to foster the personal development and responsibility of youth. At its height, Elgin County 4-H offered many clubs throughout the county, often with regional markers to distinguish them from identically-named clubs in other parts of the county (such as the West Elgin Dairy Club and the East Elgin Dairy Club), but reduced membership in modern times lead to consolidation into single, county-wide clubs. The 4-H Program arose from agricultural roots. The idea began in the United States: in 1901, President Orwell of the Farmer’s Institute of Macoupin County, Missouri, offered a bag of seed corn to local boys with the hope of encouraging youth leadership in agriculture. 500 boys signed up for that project with the intention of displaying their produce at the 1903 St. Louis Fair. The project drew praise from educators and agricultural leaders alike The idea came to Canada in 1913, when the Department of Agriculture donated one dozen poultry eggs, potatoes, and seed to the youth of Roland, Manitoba, with the intent of having them plant, raise, and grow them over many months. During this time they would be guided by leaders who would teach them the best ways for raising their livestock and crops. This established the basic framework used by 4-H today, which is the completion of a project by youth of a certain age, under the supervision of a leader. These were originally dubbed Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, and were headed by the Department of Agriculture. The first recognized club in Ontario was founded by Stanley Knapp of Waterloo in 1915, and spread from there. In Elgin County, the first recorded clubs date to 1935, alongside the newly founded Homemaking division of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs. Both Homemaking and Agriculture were well represented in Elgin County. In 1952, the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs were renamed to 4-H Canada (head, heart, hands, and health), and under this new moniker, the focus began to shift from goal-oriented pursuits, such as completion of projects, to the personal development of its’ members. Starting 1985, the Homemaking and Agricultural divisions, previously separate, merged to become one entity, with John R. Lyle as president. In 1988, 4-H Ontario separated from the provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs to become an independent organization.
Custodial History
Fonds is a collection of four separate accessions: 2017-26, 2016-07, 2013-08, and 2014-21. 2016-07 and 2013-08 were gifted by Roberta Gillard, Treasurer for the Elgin County 4-H. 2014-21 was donated by Cathy Cocchio. 2017-26 was donated by Cheryl Gauthier to the Elgin County Museum on August 23, 2017, and was transferred to the Elgin County Archives on the same day.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and maintained by both the Elgin County 4-H Association and individuals within the 4-H program. It includes the 4-H Constitution, annual reports, minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, lists of members, project records and workbooks done by 4-H members, newsletters, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Administration
Members
Projects
Name Access
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
4-H Clubs
Agriculture
Youth
Arrangement
Alphabetically; Projects series is arranged chronologically

St. Thomas Times-Journal newspaper articles relating to 4-H Clubs in Elgin County

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1953-1990
Accession Number
2008-01
2016-16
Storage Location
Box 150, File 5
R10 S3 Sh2 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
2016-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 150, File 5
R10 S3 Sh2 B5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1953-1990
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
St. Thomas Times-Journal newspaper articles relating to 4-H Clubs in Elgin County, 1953-1981.
-File includes invitations to 4-H Achievement Nights at the Shedden Country Club, 1976-1978.
File includes a brochure and information sheets on the Ontario 4-H Program, ca. 1990.
Name Access
St. Thomas Times-Journal
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Newspapers
Farm life
Farming
Agriculture
4-H Clubs

Newspaper articles relating to the Elgin County Court House

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1967-2008
Accession Number
2008-01
2017-39
Storage Location
Box 171, File 7
(R10 S3 Sh6 B3)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
2017-39
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 171, File 7
(R10 S3 Sh6 B3)
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1967-2008
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
St. Thomas Times-Journal articles relating to the Elgin County Court House, 1967-1984.
"Ghost story: Several unexplained at the old courthouse in St. Thomas have sent chills through many", London Free Press, April 30, 2004.
-"Lawyers demand action: End studies and start work on improving Elgin court facilities, they say", The London Free Press, July 16, 2005.
-"Courthouse rescue urged: Shmuel Farhi wants Premier McGuinty to help save the St. Thomas landmark he bought", The London Free Press, August 10, 2007.
"Elgin courthouse may get reprieve: The St. Thomas landmark is still among site being considered for the amalgamated courts", The London Free Press, October 26, 2007.
"Courthouse fight gains steam", The London Free Press, January 6, 2008.
-"Historic land office vacated for strip mall spot: Owner Shmuel Farhi is worried about building's fate", The London Free Press, June 28, 2008.
"Revamping courthouse may boost spirits: Ontario opposition leader John Tory and Mayor Cliff Barwick met to discuss plands to help offset the city's job losses", The London Free Press, October 25, 2008.
Name Access
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Courthouse
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Newspapers
Politics

Elgin County Council and Officials, 1982-2002

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Council fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1982-2002
Storage Location
C6 Sh5 B3 F10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Council fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh5 B3 F10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1982-2002
Series
Elgin County Council fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
82 photographs : b&w and col. negatives
Scope and Content
82 photograph negatives for group portraits of Elgin County Council and officials, 1982-2002.
Name Access
Elgin County Council
Elgin County Courthouse
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Elgin County Council
Elgin County Municipal Officials
Elgin County Administration Building

Elgin County 4-H Club - Newsletters and Annual Report

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1988-2015
Storage Location
Box 241, File 4
R11 S5 Sh4 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 241, File 4
R11 S5 Sh4 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1988-2015
Physical Description
2 cm. of textual records
Scope and Content
Copies of the Elgin County 4-H Club newsletter "4-H Update! Elgin County", 1988-1997.
Name Access
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
4-H Clubs
Agriculture

Dutton 4-H at Pitch-In Week

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June, 1994
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B3 F1 66b
  1 image     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B3 F1 66b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June, 1994
Series
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of members of the Dutton 4-H club participating in Pitch-In Week by putting mulch in the flower beds at Caledonia Gardens, included in the Wallacetown Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Five, page 66. Front row, left to right: Heather Bobier, Aimee Zinkan, Shannon Lunn, Amanda Jordan, Dianne Markowski, and Amy McNeill. Back row, left to right: Debbie Armstrong, leader; Kathleen Andrew (hidden), Penny McMurphy, leader; Brianne McCready, and Kristen Beattie. The club was sponsored by the Wallacetown W.I.
Name Access
Wallacetown Women's Institute
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
4-H Clubs
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

'St. Thomas, Ontario'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1995
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F1 #20
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
The Postcard Factory, Markham, Ontario
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F1 #20
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1995
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Several colour photographs of St. Thomas landmarks, including the Jumbo monument and the Court House, mounted on a black background.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Elgin County Courthouse
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1995
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F1 31
  3 images     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F1 31
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1995
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
3 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Three colour photographs of a 4-H program put on by the Clachan W.I. in May, 1995, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Two, page 31:
A display made for 4-H by the institute entitled "County Cookers" [31a]
From left are Mrs. Allan Caroll, Jennifer Fleming, Julie Nogradi, and an unidentified 4-H member demonstrating cake decorating [31b];
Watching a cake deocrating demonstration are: an unidentified 4-H member, Jennifer Fleming, Ms McPhail, unidentified, Mrs. Carroll giving the demonstration, Catherine Schneider, unidentified, Jackie Fleming, unidentified, Natalie Ford, and Marcy Ford [31c].
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
4-H Clubs
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1996
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7b
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7c
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 8c
  3 images     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7b
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7c
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 8c
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1996
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
3 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Three colour photographs of 4-H Clubs, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Three, pages 7 and 8:
At the 4-H awards, from left, are President Betty Johnston, Cora Beth Deyle, and Marcy Ford [7b];
4-H members, including Devon Johnston and Sarah Johnston [7c];
At the 4-H awards, from left, are President Betty Johnston, Roberta Ford, Jackie Fleming, Isle Fleuren, and Janneke Fleuren [8c].
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
4-H Clubs
URL Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Images
Websites / Street View

Elgin County 4-H Association fonds - Members series

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-2009
Accession Number
2013-08
2016-07
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B2-4
W4 Sh2 B2-3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Creator
Elgin County 4-H Association
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2013-08
2016-07
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B2-4
W4 Sh2 B2-3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-2009
Physical Description
1.03 m. of textual records
Physical Condition
Material is in good condition.
History / Biographical
Prior to 1985, Homemaking and Agriculture were separate streams within 4-H. This divide was noted in the member records, with leaders and members being written under cards labelled ‘4-H Homemaking’. In cases where members participated in both agricultural and homemaking clubs, separate cards were issued for each. Post 1985, the records were all filed alphabetically, without any separation between Homemaking and Agriculture, but index cards from older years were still kept in circulation.
Scope and Content
This series consists of membership records of leaders (older members and aults tasked with running individual clubs) and members of the Elgin County 4-H Association ranging from the 1960s to 2009. It is comprised of the following records:
Leader rolls, 2003-2009
Leaders, Homemaking, c. 1970
Members, Agriculture, c. 1970-1980
Members, mixed (Homemaking and Agriculture), c. 1985
Name Access
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
Agriculture
4-H Clubs
Youth
Arrangement
Series is arranged alphabetically

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